Mixed Movement Arts Classes
CLOSING IS CARING | Due to the most recent developments concerning COVID-19 and to protect our members and our staff to the max also Momentum takes its responsibility and decided to close the facility until further notice. All memberships will be automatically extended once we re-open. Movement is medicine though so we will keep providing you with tips to take your practice home, and how to keep the body and mind healthy in these rather confusing times. So we can come back stronger than ever! For now, stand still, but keep moving! Spread love, not the virus! And stay tuned for updates via our newsletter. We also want to thank our tribe for an amazing season so far, for your trust and to move & grow with us. We’re in this together ♥️ Love, Momentum
Foundation class is an introduction into the process of building the primal physique. We are creating the perfect machinery that can endure and excel even in the most demanding and difficult movement arts. We use a variety of tools to create a smart, strong and resilient body by focusing on resolving mobility issues, eliminating injuries, building raw organic strength, working on coordination and difficult movement patterns, bulletproofing critical joints, interacting with another body and engaging in play.
We draw from disciplines that contain a lot of complex movements patterns like gymnastics, dance, martial arts, grappling, yoga, capoeira, animal locomotion and create our own unique practice. Foundation class is for everyone. No matter your current skills or capabilities. It’s the first building block in the Momentum training process. Here we are building the body and learning about the user manual of our own machinery.
Monday: Ground Mechanics
Focus on: Floor communication: rolling, sliding, tumbling. Spinal drive. Low gait and crawling.
Tuesday: Lower Body Health
Focus on: Mobilizing hip ranges. Creating resilience in ankles, knees, hips. Restoring foot health. Building strong and durable legs.
Wednesday: Support Mechanics
Focus on: Inversions and Hand balancing. Locomotion and Quadrupedalling. Understanding Shoulder and Hip support
Thursday: Upper Body Health
Focus on: Mobilizing shoulder ranges. Creating resilience in shoulders, elbows, wrists. Restoring hand health. Building strong and durable arms.
Friday: Traction Mechanics
Focus on: Climbing Mechanics. Hanging and Brachiation. Developing Grip.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Martial Art System with the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, ground fighting, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. The beauty of BJJ lies in it’s application of physical laws of weight distribution and leverage empowering small and weak people to defeat bigger and stronger opponents. Regarded as human chess its possibilities to use the body and movement patterns is endless. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a true discipline where physical intelligence, strength, mobility, awareness, sensitivity, emotional stability and determination is developed. The fighter will use every limb of his body to solve the problem he’s presented with. BJJ students of the sport gain a deep understanding of the workings and limits of the human body, benefit from greatly increased physical fitness, problem-solving ability, extraordinary physical intelligence, self-knowledge of their own body and mind and its social benefits.
Life is not a physical challenge anymore. Survival was connected to movement effort and was all the exercise we ever needed. The comfort of modern life is allowing our bodies to slowly deteriorate. We live in a body and to truly thrive as human beings we need our vehicle to be resilient and capable. We live under the constant influence of the gravitational field of the earth. The gravity always acts in one direction – from top to bottom. Through inactivity and our sedentary lifestyle our bodies are degenerating under the pressure of constant gravity.
The good news is that we can easily counter the destructive effect of gravity on the body. To be physically strong enough means to respond and resist the force of gravity and not fatigue under it’s pressure. Alpha Gravity is for everyone. No matter your current abilities or problems, the degree of intensity can be adapted to serve each and everyone’s needs weather flexibility, strength, rehabilitation, relaxation or coordination.
“Calisthenics” is formed from the Greek words “Kalos” meaning “Beauty” and “Stenos” meaning ” Power”. Calisthenics contains any form of strength training where you mainly use your own body weight and is often referred to as “body weight training”. The main goal is to control your own body and create “beautiful power”. Its also a great personal adventure in which you can discover yourself. It is much more than just strength training like gym exercises. There are three training aspects within Calisthenics: Basics, Skills and Freestyle. The Basics includes exercises like Push ups, Pull ups, Dips and Squats. The Skills includes Handstand, Front lever, Back lever, Human flag or Plank. Freestyle is a free form of exercising combining all kinds of exercises within Calisthenics. Calisthenics challenges you both mentally and physically to be the best version of yourself.
Flexibility for Athletes
This class is a series of meditative movements and deep passive stretches designed to create more fluidity in the fascia system, mobility in the joints, ligaments and tendons and release tension from the nervous system. Breathing techniques are used which allows for a deep state of mental relaxation and faster recovery from muscle fatigue.